Tonight at the Yorktown High School Library, Yorktown SEPTA will present a free presentation: PBIS – Positive Behavior Intervention & Support with speakers: Mario D’Auria and Jessica Schnabel. The event starts at 7:30 p.m.
D’Auria is the PBIS Coordinator and Special Education Teacher at Mildred E. Strang Middle School and Ms. Schnabel is the PBIS Coordinator and a Psychologist at the Yorktown High School.
Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS) creates a safe and productive learning environment where teachers can teach and all students can learn. It is a proactive program rather than a reactive one.
PBIS defines what behaviors and routines are expected within a certain school. Everyone at the school from the children, staff and administration have a clear understanding of these expectations are. The staff then teaches the students the expected behaviors and routines and monitors that they are being carried out. The staff also is looking to “catch” students who are doing the right thing and praise them for it. They also collect data to confirm that the program is working and look for ways to improve it.
PBIS corrects behavioral errors and gives students the tools to make better choices in the future. This team based approach began in our Middle School, continued in Crompond and the High School and will be implemented in our elementary buildings. Come hear about this innovative program!
There will be a question and answer session after the talk! You do not have to be a SEPTA member to attend. Any parent, teacher or community member in Westchester County who would like to attend are welcome.
For more information, please contact Melissa Cancro, SEPTA Co-President at 914-588-4248 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.